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Re: What's the use for Standards-Version?

On 08/12/2009 03:01 PM, David Claughton wrote:
> Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>> On Wed, Aug 12 2009, Neil Williams wrote:
>>> On Wed, 12 Aug 2009 08:16:14 -0500
>>> Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org> wrote:
>>>   * updated Standards-Version (no changes needed)
>>         Firstly, you do not ahve to put that into the changelog, and,
>>  secondly, one should not have to update a packagejust to up the
>>  standards version string. I just fix local git and wait for a real
>>  reason to update the package.
> I would add that updating the package just to bump the version is a
> really bad idea from the POV of the user, who gets to incur a bandwidth
> hit to d/l a new package that is identical to his/her existing one.

I don't think that anyone was every seriously defending that people do
uploads just to bump the Standards-Version, I think the objection was
more that bumping the Standards-Version needlessly clutters the
changelog and wastes space. I'll admit I don't quite understand why,
though. It's up to the maintainer to be as verbose as he or she feels there.


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